He might mix in ballet with his MMA training, but the heel gimmick nullifies what you are selling as him being a martial artist.
Have you ever taken martial arts? One of the main aspects of any traditional martial art is respect and humility, he lacks both.
Bruce Lee was a true martial artist, McGregor is a decent fighter with a a gimmick and a bad attitude.
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By definition you're admitting that the McGregor character isnt tge real Conor. You get to see that after his fights. He always seems humble and respectful in his post fight octagon interviews and in tge post fight presser.
The reality is this: the UFC is an entertainment promotion. Americans aren't generally taught the moral values that are taught in martial arts. For the most part they are irrational, disrespectful fanatics that dont care about discipline and humility. If they were Mighty Mouse would be as big as Conor and Ronda.
Not only that, but the ufc doesnt have a union. These guys will not be taken care of when they start experiencing the long term effects of getting your brain rattled; CTE, dementia etc.
Conor has acknowledged these 2 points time and time again. I respect that.
"Either you play the game or watch the game play you, and be the broke (brain dead) mu***** talking 'bout 'I stayed true'" - Kenny Florian.